Beloved talent manager 'Tita Angge' dies

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 02 2017 11:14 PM | Updated as of Mar 02 2017 11:43 PM

Talent manager Cornelia Lee, more fondly referred to as "Tita Angge," died Thursday, a year after a massive heart attack left her in a coma. She was 70.

According to her daughter Imelda, Lee passed away at 9:20 p.m. at their residence in Antipolo. "Thank you for all the prayers for my mother who fought for her life for one year," Imelda told ABS-CBN News' Mario Dumaual. "Praise God it was a peaceful sleep." 

It can be recalled that Lee was pronounced dead on arrival back in March 2016, but was revived by attending doctors. She was rushed to a hospital after she complained of chest pains while watching a movie at a mall in San Juan. 

A wake for Lee will be held at the Loyola Memorial in Marikina starting Friday. 

Lee began her career as a radio, television, and film talent before becoming a talent manager and casting director. She was first given her break in showbiz by director Pablo Santiago, who cast her for a role in the film "Continental Playboy." 

She was then featured in a host of other films in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Lee was the talent manager of celebrities such as Sylvia Sanchez, Mickey Feriols, Timmy Cruz and Smokey Manaloto.